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22-250AI fast twist

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Unread 10-09-2007, 09:03 PM
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22-250AI fast twist

Have a new 22-250AI w/ broughton barrel, actual twist is 7 3/8

What can I expect with these bullets...

70 Barnes Triple shock

75 A-Maxes

80 Berger VLD

Velocities, accuracy and the potential blow ups from too much RPM's

Give me your real world data please, thanks!!

Eddie Fosnaugh
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Unread 10-09-2007, 10:30 PM
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the Broughton barrel shoulden't be that hard on the thin jacketed target bullets but the only way to see is shoot them , I would assume that if the gun was put together right then it should shoot all those bullets accurately.

Velocity wise I would say that 3400fps with an accurate load should be doable with the 80gr class bullets , it may shoot them a good bit faster but it might not , guns are alot like women , its expensive and time consuming
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Unread 10-11-2007, 10:06 AM
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I get 3450 with the 80 grain bullets and 75 grain Amax. My twist is 8" and no blowups will occur until I get carbon build up or until my throat is too worn. My gun liked H4831sc the best but RL19 wasn't bad either. Accuracy is usually .5 MOA.
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